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  • Kim Carnes (born 20 July 1945) is an . She is best known for the "" (1981). liked the song. Carnes gave Davis a gold record. Davis hung the gold record on a wall.

    Editor's note: The author gives special thanks to Ms. Sidney Walden, Heather Fredrickson, David Baker, Kim Carnes Fan Club and Kim Carnes Internet Discussion Group.

  • Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter. She is noted for her distinctive, raspy voice which she attributes to many hours spent singing in smoky bars and clubs. Carnes was a member of New Christy Minstrels from 1966 until 1970. Kenny Rogers was also a member, and during this time Carnes met and married Dave Ellingson, with whom she would write most of her songs.

    Full of love, the resounding hope of her soul renders her essence eternal. She tells us her life and knows all our secrets in unforgettable lines. She says in one song . . . I say that's where the power of Kim Carnes lies . . . The woman never knows how much the magic of her love shows.

    Kim Carnes - Hits Album Lyrics
    1.Bette Davis Eyes
    2.Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)
    3.Does It Make You Remember
    4.Invisible Hands
    5.Divided Hearts
    6.Will You Remember Me
    7.You’re A Part Of Me
    8.The Best Of You (Has Got The Best Of Me)
    9.It’s Not The Spotlight
    10.Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer
    11.I Pretend
    12.Make No Mistake, He’s Mine
    13.What About Me
    14.If You Don’t Want My Love
    15.Tears Edge
    16.Just To See You Smile

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    And I remembered once again how Ms. Carnes had waved at me from the stage at each performance I have attended since our first meeting. This is the real Kim Carnes. A person first, a woman, a wife, a mother, an artist of unlimited giving. Whatever she has not personally lived, she still understands as though she lives it through the rest of us. Hers is the art of survival and resurrection of the human spirit, with the resilience of a child, the innocence of an angel's embrace.

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Kim Carnes was born on July 20, 1945 in , . Her father, James Raymond Carnes, was an , and her mother was a hospital administrator. Carnes knew she would be a singer and songwriter from the age of three, despite the fact that she was not born into a musical family. "My mother didn't get my career, and my father, who was an attorney, didn't think singing and writing was even a job." As a four-year-old, Carnes "married" her next-door neighbor, famed musician . Their "honeymoon" car appears on the cover of Carnes' album, . She graduated from in 1963.